Austria: Preventing back strain in concrete production


Workers at the Austrian materials company Rohrdorfer Transportbeton GmbH were at risk from musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) such as back strain from manually lifting and emptying heavy packages into concrete mixer trucks. Thanks to a scissor lift introduced by the company to reduce MSDs, employees now work more safely with considerably fewer absences due to back/spinal strain. Rohrdorfer Transportbeton GmbH is one of the commended examples of the 15th Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards competition, which recognises successful prevention and management of MSDs.

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